I looked forward to this wedding for many months and the rain did not dampen a thing. The Sikh ceremony was warm and beautiful and the arches around the temple provided just enough cover from the rain for the bride and groom and the right light and framing with a modern but Indian aesthetic for me. From the back yard sangeet night through to the reception at Swan E Set I felt welcomed and inspired. Thank you H & A.
It’s exciting to exchange emails with a bride and groom all the way in Beijing and then to be able to show them around your alma mater, the beach you take your kids to and your favourite quiet bit of rain forest right as the sun is setting. Even better if the bride has not seen anything quite like it before. Mengzhou and Michael had an intimate morning wedding at Cecil Green (where, incidentally, my parents had their wedding reception) designed by Spotlight Events with the help of Celsia Florist. I am a big fan of luncheon receptions and had great fun photographing the gorgeous leafy decor. After lunch Jules and I had the pleasure of taking the bride and groom to the beach and forest before they continued on to dinner with the rest of their families back in the city. It was a day that made me know I’d miss Vancouver.
I just sent these wedding albums off to Taiwan and so, fresh in my mind, I begin my new blog with Selina & Eddie’s Vancouver Club wedding. The Vancouver Club is one of my absolute favourite wedding venues in Vancouver. Rain or shine there are many beautiful options for photographs and I never have to worry about the weather forecast when I’m booked to photograph there. I’ve included maybe more preparation images than I should have because it is also one of my favourite places to photograph a bride getting ready. Everything from photos of the dresses hanging to getting dressed to the final touches– the club provides ideal spaces for this photogenic part of the wedding day. I also love the front steps in front of the elegant doors as a place for family portraits. At this particular wedding I had the privilege of working alongside Countdown Events who designed and coordinated everything, Granville Island Florist, Eclat Decor and Anna Elizabeth Cakes. Selina, I will never forget the games you and your girls planned for Eddie and his guys, all the many many beautiful dresses, your impromptu serenade at the reception and the wonderful cookie gifts leading up to the wedding and box of chocolates (!) on the midday break. You spoiled me and had me laughing all day. (Thank you for that photo of me fixing your many beautiful layered dress on the steps. xo)